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With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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World Bank Group

Senior Investment Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionIFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.orgIFC's mining team works with private sector mining companies and coordinates closely with the World Bank's policy team that works with governments on mining regulations. The team works with a wide range of investment products, from project finance, corporate loans, green and sustainability-linked loans on the debt side, to equity and quasi-equity in private or listed companies.To support the growth of this business, IFC is seeking an experienced candidate with a solid sector and financial background and sound business judgment for the position. The position will be based in Washington DC where the IFC mining team is based and will help to cover IFC's mining clients and projects globally.  Some travel will be required.  Roles & Responsibilities: • Build and maintain strong relationships with strategic mining clients as well as banking and multilateral partners to develop a strong pipeline of good quality investment opportunities.• Work closely with other members of the IFC mining team, regional infrastructure teams, country managers and officers to develop the mining pipeline, strengthen portfolio supervision, explore mining-related infrastructure opportunities and support IFC's climate change strategy (incl. but not limited to Climate-Smart Mining, new critical minerals assets, GHG reduction initiatives).• Collaborate with regional teams in developing sector and/or regional strategies and support related policy advisory or "upstream" work.• Review and analyze business opportunities, synthesize information into internal reports for decision making purposes.• Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions, portfolio restructurings, capital increases, equity sales, etc. Use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in straightforward and complex transactions.• Coordinate closely with social, environmental, and technical assistance colleagues to add value to our clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.• Contribute to dissemination of knowledge about mining within the broader infrastructure team via knowledge pieces, contribution to sector strategies, presentations, case studies, etc.• Lead and manage project teams, mentor and develop junior staff, analysts in the team. Selection Criteria• MBA or equivalent qualification; sustainability finance qualification will be a plus.• At least 10 years of experience with a development finance institution (DFI), an international financial institution (commercial or investment bank), or a private equity firm with tasks related to financing mining projects in emerging markets.• Proven track-record of successfully sourcing, structuring and closing investments in the mining sector.• Knowledge of the other various infra core sectors (power, transportation, utilities) will be a plus.• Financial Skills: experience in financial investment products including but not limited to project finance, corporate loans, green and sustainability-linked loans, and equity investment is essential. • Experience in financial advisory will be a plus.• Strong business development and client relationship management skills demonstrated by track record and ability to focus on clients' needs effectively.• Strong record of portfolio management of complex projects• Sound business judgment in identifying potential business partners• Ability to interact directly and independently with the senior management of potential clients, financial and technical partners, senior government officials as well as colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.• Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards.• Genuine commitment to sustainable development.• Proven ability to mentor junior investment staff.• Willingness to travel.• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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22/07/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Operations Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionAre you a passionate advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat (GPE) would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the world's learning crisis. It is the only global partnership and fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get a quality education, so they can unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more girls and boys in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind. What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more girls and boys, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable girls and boys in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the world's poorest and hardest-to-reach girls and boys.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors:  Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination. Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more children in school. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage.LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate may be based in the Washington, DC or the Paris, France office. This is an international recruitment subject to compensation on the local pay scale for the selected duty station, and global mobility benefits may apply as per World Bank Group policy. Job descriptionWe are seeking a Senior Operations Officer to be part of the Quality Assurance sub-team (QA) of the Finance and Grant Operations Team (FGO). FGO focuses on fiduciary matters, grant processing, monitoring and administration, risk, innovative financing, and trustee finance. The QA sub-team is the hub for the GPE Secretariat's quality assurance function related to key GPE processes and grants, including the new System Transformation Grant and Girls Education Accelerator. Secretariat quality assurance facilitates country progress towards successful grant applications in support of education systems transformation. It also facilitates the Board's review and decisions related to grants and the new Partnership Compacts.In line with GPE's new strategy—GPE 2025—and operating model, the Quality Assurance sub-team will also coordinate a newly established Independent Technical Advisory Panel (ITAP). The ITAP will provide an assessment of country status against a set of factors that are considered enabling for education system transformation – organized into four areas: (i) data and evidence, (ii) gender-responsive sector planning, policy and monitoring, (iii) sector coordination, and (iv) volume, equity, and efficiency of domestic public expenditure on education. The ITAP assessment will feed into country dialogue on system transformation priorities and bottlenecks and inform GPE Board decision-making on grant financing of country education reform agendas. The Senior Operations Officer will serve as the ITAP coordinator as well as support other QA functions and tasks.The ITAP will be comprised of a Chair, a Vice Chair and a pool of 12-14 seasoned experts (Members). Over the next three years, it is anticipated that the ITAP will conduct assessments for between 60-80 countries. The Senior Operations Officer will lead, plan and oversee the Secretariat's support to ensure the robust functioning of the ITAP.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Senior Operations Officer will be tasked with the following specific responsibilities under the overall guidance of the Quality Assurance Team Lead: • S/he will be responsible for coordinating and liaising with the ITAP Chair and Vice Chair and with the pool of senior experts that are called on to form part of the ITAP panels.• S/he will be responsible for managing the flow of country files to the ITAP and will facilitate/support ITAP's review/assessment of country files against operational requirements, as well as receiving and sharing ITAPs final submissions.  • S/he will liaise between the ITAP and various Secretariat teams.  • S/he will liaise with the Performance Impact and Learning Committee (PILC), as this is the Board committee that provides oversight of the ITAP, including involvement in the appointment of new ITAP members, and regular reporting from the ITAP to the PILC. • S/he will be responsible for ensuring that institutional policies and procedures are followed pertaining to the ITAP. • S/he will be responsible for staying abreast of the country Partnership Compact and grant pipeline and coordinating with QAs work vis-à-vis other Secretariat bodies as needed (Executive Committee, GPE's Board etc.) and capturing meeting proceedings as needed.• S/he will be responsible for knowledge management pertaining to ITAP as well as to QAs work vis-à-vis other governing bodies, including documenting key management decisions and gathering and disseminating lessons learned from ITAP and the Secretariat's broader QA work.• S/he will also contribute and support technical quality assurance tasks including (but not limited to): assessment of countries' education sector plans, review of program documents against assessment methodologies, review of independent appraisal reports, etc.• S/he will support the Quality Assurance team's suite of standard operating procedures, templates, planning tools and methodologies and contribute to their improvement. • S/he will also support coordination of and participate in knowledge exchanges/learning events.Additionally, it is expected that (s)he will:• Represent QA/FGO in certain Secretariat meetings and tasks.• Support QA/FGO with preparing materials for presentations and follow up actions.• Contribute content to the QA/FGO intranet and GPE's website.The Senior Operations Officer is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors, and maintaining the technical competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as a member of the QA/FGO Team. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality, risks, results, institutional initiatives, and compliance with GPE policies and procedures. Selection Criteria• Master's degree in a social science field, international development, or other relevant field; • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, preferably in international development and with multi-stakeholder partnerships. Direct experience with committees or governing bodies in a similar institutional environment a plus.• Experience supporting and managing high level committees comprised of senior operational and/or technical experts. • Experience working with government and other partners, including bilateral donors, multilateral organizations, and NGOs.• Experience with corporate governance, including with developing related institutional policies, procedures, and operational processes. Experience with WBG policies and procedures a plus. • High level of integrity and track record in handling confidential matters. • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced environment, with high quality, attention to detail and timeliness. Demonstrated skill at handling complex, process-related work.• Ability to process, organize and monitor large volumes of information and respond to demands for varying levels/types of data and information.• Strong research, writing, and editing skills.• High degree of initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently with a good track record of being a team player.• Effective interpersonal and communication skills with the capacity to interact in a multi-cultural environment.• Ability to read and communicate (written and spoken) fluently in English; Ability to read and communicate in French and/or Spanish a plus. Competencies:• Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. Shares knowledge from across and outside GPE to strengthen internal and/or external partner solutions. • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions with others.• Collaborates Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across GPE bringing differing ideas to the forefront.• Adaptability - responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations; consistently exhibits optimism and energy; learns new skills, performs work in different ways; successfully works with new colleagues; professionally deals with personal discomfort in a changing work environment; willing to be flexible; remains calm in stressful situations. • Technological Savvy - Understanding and utilizing of technology to improve work processes.Staff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days). Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/07/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Economist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR MACROECONOMICS, TRADE and INVESTMENT (MTI) IN THE WBGOn January 1, 2018, Economics, Finance and Institutions (EFI) Vice Presidency created the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice.  MTI is a joint IBRD and IFC team, comprised of some 450 staff, with almost half of MTI professional staff decentralized to the field working closely with the Country Management Units (CMUs) and in proximity to the clients.  MTI houses the Bank's country economists together with trade economists and specialists, debt and macro modeling experts, competition, business environment and investment policy experts who work together to support countries in their search for private sector led, inclusive growth.  MTI offers integrated solutions to macroeconomic and private-sector focused structural reform programs.  In doing so, MTI staff often serve integrative functions working closely with other GPs. MTI staff work across a wide array of Bank instruments ranging from Development Policy Operations to IFC-funded advisory projects, combining the strength of Bank analysis and lending with longstanding IFC expertise in providing implementation support at the country level.  MTI staff often lead or participate in the preparation of Strategic Country Diagnostics for both the public and private sectors, as well as other analytic tools such as Country Economic Memorandum and Country Private Sector Diagnostics.  Knowledge and learning is a central part of MTI's work focused on 9 thematic areas: (a) macroeconomics; (b) fiscal policy; (c) growth; (d) economic management in resource rich environments; (e) macroeconomic modelling & statistics; (f) trade and regional integration; (g) competition policy; (h) investment policy and promotion; and (i) business regulation.  REGIONAL CONTEXTThe World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR).  Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients to IDA countries to small Caribbean states to one fragile state. Despite immense resources, dynamic societies, and an average annual per capita income of about US$4,000, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region's people living in poverty. The Bank's strategy in LCR is focused on three pillars: promoting inclusive growth, investing in human capital, and building resilience. This includes encouraging better governance and economic integration and leveraging the private finance necessary to address the region's pressing development needs. The regional context has become even more complex in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which will require fast and effective policy response from LAC countries. The Bank – and MTI in particular – will play an important role in supporting the countries in the region to face this unexpected and massive shock.The Senior Economist is expected to lead MTI's lending, ASA and macroeconomic monitoring program in Mexico, based in Headquarters. She/he will be an integral part of the global MTI GP and will report to the MTI Practice Manager covering Latin America.The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of race, gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.  Roles & Responsibilities:• Plays a key role in MTI's lending and non-lending agenda in LCR;• Leads or participates in Development Policy Operations or other types of lending operations in different parts of the region. In this regard, experience with leading such operations and knowledge of operational policies governing DPOs in the Bank.• Oversees the preparation or produces a range of key economic policy papers, policy notes and reports;• Monitors economic work and operations to ensure overall quality of products;• Works closely with other GPs (within EFI as well as SD and HD) on thepreparation of key strategic pieces and/or engagements;•  Mentors and coaches the group of MTI GP economist (s) working on the delivery of the practice's work program;• Participates actively in the MTI Global Practice, the EFI LAC Department and the ELCMU Unit;• Supports the Practice Manager and the Global Practice with corporate demands, quality control of deliverables, and acting assignments as needed;• Leads and/or participates in ground-breaking or precedent setting economic missions and plays key role in developing innovative practical approaches to difficult economic policy and operations issues at regional, country or sector levels;• Serves as focal point or spokesperson on economic issues to clients and other external constituencies and expert economic groups;• Develops and builds client relations at senior levels and plays a promotional role ingenerating new business for the Bank;• Plays significant role within economic area in guiding/mentoring and is keycontributor in design of economic professional and operational training or development activities;• Is involved in developing state-of-the-art approaches in applied economic analysis and in pioneering their implementation in operations and analytical work.  Selection Criteria Required Competencies• General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills - Possesses a track record of intellectual leadership and ability to integrate economic-specific knowledge and specific micro/sector fields of expertise; provides quality assurance and assesses technical soundness of work/reports.• Knowledge and Experience in the Development Arena – Influences the design and execution of major policy and/or research initiatives; conceives and promotes innovations in development policies, project design, organization and management to improve operational and sector work.• Policy Dialogue Skills - Has a track record of conducting effective policy dialogue with country counterparts; communicates and defends difficult issues and positions to senior bank management and government officials.• Integrative Skills – Possesses in-depth understanding of Bank resources in all areas of work in the Practice Group, and proven fungibility.• Macroeconomic Skills and Country Economics Experience - Has strong record of task leadership of complex policy-based lending operations, major economic reports or other published work relating to macro-economic, fiscal, growth, structural policy and poverty issues.• Written and Verbal Communication - Demonstrates a strong command of all forms of communication and delivers messages in a consistently effective, timely and engaging manner.• Lead and Innovate - Inspires and influences others to drive innovation.• Deliver Results for Clients- Acts as a trusted, strategic advisor, partnering with clients to deliver results.• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Leads collaboration across WBG and with partners drawing on robust professional networks.• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Establishes an environment where knowledge is created, applied and shared.• Make Smart Decisions - Makes timely decisions that have a broad impact. Other Selection Criteria• Ph.D. degree in economics with at least eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, including a track record of delivery of high quality analytical and advisory products.  • Strong analytical skills in fiscal policy issues as well as economic growth analysis. Mastery of policy and analytical issues regarding fiscal risks, fiscal rules and special fiscal institutions is a plus.• Proven ability to conduct policy-relevant research.• Proven experience in leading high impact development policy operations; sound knowledge of Bank lending tools and procedures. • Integrative capacity including the ability to situate sectoral issues within a broader development framework.• Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex analyses to non-specialist audiences.• Strong client-orientation and diplomatic skills combined with candor and courage of opinion. • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments and adjust to a variety of complex evolving tasks to meet deadlines.• Entrepreneurial capabilities that can be deployed in identifying and securing new business opportunities.      ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/07/2021
World Bank Group

Operations Officer

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionAre you a passionate advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children in the world's poorest countries? The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat (GPE) would like to hear from you. Who we areGPE is a shared commitment to ending the world's learning crisis. It is the only global partnership and fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get a quality education, so they can unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. With nearly 20 years' experience helping partner countries to get more girls and boys in school and learning, we convene teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and philanthropists behind partner country leadership to finance and support solutions so that no child is left behind. What we doGPE convenes partners and mobilizes funds to help governments in 76 lower-income countries build and finance strong and sustainable education systems that deliver quality learning to more girls and boys, especially those who are marginalized by poverty, gender, disability, or displacement. GPE focuses on driving transformation at scale to get the most vulnerable girls and boys in school, improve teaching and learning, and build resilient education systems capable of withstanding shocks and adapting to new challenges. GPE's approach achieves lasting impact by convening partners behind country leadership. We support government efforts to advance teaching and learning for the 21st century, mobilize more and better financing, and scale up proven solutions for the world's poorest and hardest-to-reach girls and boys.GPE recently approved a new strategy and operating model, GPE 2025, which is grounded in a "system transformation" approach and seeks to support and sustain education reforms with the potential for impact at scale. Within this framework, it was agreed to work with developing country partners to catalyze progress in four system transformation enabling factors:  Equity, efficiency, and the volume of domestic financing of education; Gender responsive sector planning, policy, and monitoring; Use of data and evidence; and Sector coordination. Raise Your HandGPE is currently calling on world leaders to "Raise Your Hand" and pledge at least US$5 billion to help GPE transform education in up to 87 countries, which are home to more than 1 billion children. Over the next five years, this funding will help ensure that 175 million children can learn and enroll 88 million more children in school. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in the developing world, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect two million girls from early marriage. LocationWith over 100 staff, the GPE secretariat is hosted by the World Bank and has headquarters in Washington D.C and Paris plus an office in Brussels. The selected candidate may be based in the Washington, DC or the Paris, France office. This is an international recruitment subject to compensation on the local pay scale for the selected duty station, and global mobility benefits may apply as per World Bank Group policy. Job descriptionWe are seeking an Operations Officer to be part of the Quality Assurance sub-team (QA) of the Finance and Grant Operations Team (FGO). FGO focuses on fiduciary matters, grant processing, monitoring and administration, risk, innovative financing, and trustee finance. The QA sub-team is the hub for the GPE Secretariat's quality assurance function related to key GPE processes and grants, including the new System Transformation Grant and Girls Education Accelerator. Secretariat quality assurance facilitates country progress towards successful grant applications in support of education systems transformation. It also facilitates the Board's review and decisions related to grants and the new Partnership Compacts. The QA team coordinates the Secretariat quality assurance function and works with other teams to assess quality, provide feedback, support grant processing and portfolio planning, and maintain the suite of QA tools and assessment methodologies.  Duties and AccountabilitiesThe Operations Officer will be tasked with the following specific responsibilities under the overall guidance of the Quality Assurance Team Lead:• S/he will regularly update, plan, and monitor the pipeline as it relates to quality assurance. • S/he will organize and coordinate internal management review meetings at various stages of quality assurance.• S/he will draft management review meeting memorandums, capturing meeting proceedings and key management decisions for each review meeting. • S/he will also contribute to quality assurance review tasks including (but not limited to): assessment of countries' education sector plans, review of program documents against assessment methodologies, review of independent appraisal reports, conduct check of the completeness of packages submitted for GPE's Independent Technical Advisory Panel, etc. • S/he will be responsible for managing, monitoring, and archiving of QA data and documents.• S/he will maintain the quality assurance suite of standard operating procedures, templates, planning tools and methodologies and contribute to their improvement. • S/he will contribute to the compilation and assessment of QA data/QA analytics for reporting and input into Secretariat analytical work (Results Report, Portfolio Review, etc.)• S/he will also support coordination of and participate in knowledge exchanges/learning events.• S/he will liaise and work with other Secretariat teams and sub-teams as needed. Additionally, it is expected that (s)he will:• Represent QA in certain Secretariat meetings and tasks.• Prepare materials for presentations and follow up actions.• Contribute content to the GPE website.• Contribute to other tasks as needed.The Operations Officer is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors, and maintaining the technical competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as a member of the FGO/QA Team. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality, risks, results, institutional initiatives, and compliance with GPE policies and procedures.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree in education, economics, international development or other relevant field; • At least five years of experience in international development, education sector management, or similar, with direct experience in portfolio management, knowledge management, or quality assurance in a similar institutional environment;• Ability to process, organize and monitor large volumes of information and respond to demands for varying levels/types of data and information;• Strong research, writing, and editing skills; • High degree of initiative, flexibility and ability to work independently with a good track record of being a team player;• Ability to work under pressure with high attention to detail; • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with the capacity to interact in a multi-cultural environment;• Ability to communicate clearly and accurately (both verbally and in writing); • Experience working in a developing country is a plus;• Proficiency in English, meaning the ability to work (converse, read and write) in the language. French an advantage. Competencies:• Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. Shares knowledge from across and outside GPE to strengthen internal and/or external partner solutions. • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions with others.• Collaborates Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across GPE bringing differing ideas to the forefront.• Adaptability - responds to changing circumstances by being innovative and altering behavior to better fit different situations; consistently exhibits optimism and energy; learns new skills, performs work in different ways; successfully works with new colleagues; professionally deals with personal discomfort in a changing work environment; willing to be flexible; remains calm in stressful situations. • Technological Savvy - Understanding and utilizing of technology to improve work processesStaff appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days).Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support.       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________

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12/07/2021
World Bank Group

Senior Social Development Specialist

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The South Asia Region ContextThe South Asia Region comprises eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) that range in size from India (with a population of over 1 billion) to Maldives (with 0.3 million people). The region has experienced a long period of robust economic growth, averaging 6% a year over the past 20 years. It was the second-fastest growing region in the world in the aftermath of the global crisis. This strong growth has translated into declining poverty and impressive improvements in human development. The percentage of people living below the poverty line fell in South Asia from 56% to 16% between 1981 and 2013. Still, the region remains home to a third of the world's poorest, with 216 million people living below $1.9/day. The South Asia Region:https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/sar The Sustainable Development Practice Group The Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (PG) helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, Environmental and Social Framework, Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience & Land, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, and Water. Social Sustainability and Inclusion GP:  The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice (SSI GP) helps countries tackle deep rooted social problems stemming from fragility, climate change, exclusion, and the digital age with people-centered solutions that build on local values and institutions. The GP engages with citizens, communities, and governments to deepen resilience, build inclusion, and empower vulnerable and marginalized groups to have influence and voice.  The GP prioritizes participatory, multi-sectoral approaches that build on norms and informal institutions to address social challenges and to build more inclusive, empowered communities.  It also works across the Bank's portfolio to implement the Environment and Social Framework (ESF) standards and strengthen inclusive development.  SSI in South Asia: The South Asia region (SAR) has two SSI units (SSAS1 and SSAS2) which are responsible for: (i) undertaking social analysis during project preparation and implementation, to mainstream social development and inclusion issues throughout the Bank's work in the region; (ii) ensuring compliance with the Bank's social safeguards policies on Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous People and the implementation of the ESF; (iii) undertaking Advisory Services and Analytics in the form of thematic studies on social development issues and country social analysis; (iv) leading the preparation and supervision of lending operations that promotes inclusion of vulnerable groups including women, youth and Indigenous Peoples; (v) facilitating partnerships and dialogue with civil society through outreach and engagement; and (vi) ensuring corporate commitments are met in the areas of gender and citizen engagement.  The SSAS1 unit seeks a Senior Social Development Specialist / Senior Economist to be based in Washington, DC to lead regional and country-focused analytical and advisory activities, including the management of the South Asia Region Gender Innovation Lab, and to lead or support operations and policy engagements in the region in the areas of engagement led by the SSI GP. The position holder will report to the SSI Practice Manager for SSAS1. Role & Responsibilities:• Lead or co-lead the preparation of cutting-edge analytical and advisory services at regional- and country-level (including analytical reports, poverty and social impact analyses, impact evaluations, and just-in time Technical Assistance) in several areas led by the SSI GP, including social inclusion, citizen engagement, gender equality, youth inclusion, social cohesion, social resilience and social dimensions of climate change, and COVID-19 response.• Lead the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab, a regional programmatic analytical and advisory service implemented by SAR SSI under the auspices of the South Asia Chief Economist Office in collaboration with other Global Practices and Country Management Units, which includes a large portfolio of impact evaluations, inferential research, knowledge management activities, and operational support to task teams on women's economic empowerment and other aspects of gender equality. Coordinate with the WBG Global Gender Group and across other regional Gender Innovation Labs. Manage existing funding and grants and lead fundraising efforts.• Lead, co-lead and/or participate in the preparation and implementation support of SSI-led or co-led operations on community-driven development, local governance, youth inclusion, women's economic empowerment, social dimensions of climate change, etc., in various CMUs in South Asia Region.• Interact with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders at the operational and policy level, lead dialogue with counterparts and development partners, advise on full range of topics, and identify opportunities for new operations and analytical and advisory work. Specifically, interact and engage with academic institutions in South Asia as well as research centers and think tanks currently conducting research and evaluations on gender and social inclusion issues.• Actively contribute to policy dialogue at the regional- and country-level on laws, regulations, and policies related to social inclusion, gender equality, youth inclusion, social dimensions of climate change, and COVID-19 response, as well as any other priorities that may come up.• Work closely with the Practice Manager, SSI country teams, CMUs and other Global Practices to identify, develop and support new business areas of engagement.• Serve as a focal point for critical topics of engagement, mentor junior staff, and support the unit's quality team on operational and/or analytical advice to other Global Practices and CMUs.• Lead, co-lead, or participate in other assignments as and when required by the Practice Manager.  Selection Criteria • Advanced post-graduate degree (PhD preferred) in Economics and/or another relevant social science (e.g., Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human Geography, Demography, Statistics, , and Political Science) or related fields. • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in relevant aspects of social development, including gender and social inclusion, social accountability, community-driven development, fragility and conflict, etc. Experience working in South Asia would be valuable. • Proven experience in quantitative research methods and analysis including impact evaluations. Additional experience with qualitative research methods and mixed methods would be a distinct advantage.• Experience in leading analytical, technical assistance and advisory activities at the regional- and country-level, in a team-based environment.• Proven ability to carry-out independent policy-relevant research, translate theory into practical applications, and adapt professional knowledge and technical skills to analyze, diagnose and propose solutions to policy issues and challenges.• Proven ability to work with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including staff from other Global Practices, Country Management Units, Chief Economist Office and other regional units, donors, donor-funded programs at the World Bank, and members of the academia in international and local institutions.• Proven knowledge of and experience with World Bank financing instruments and operational procedures including trust fund management (including TF accreditation).• IPF TTL accreditation required, and DPF TTL accreditation highly desirable. Demonstrated project/program management skills; aptitude to lead diverse teams in a decentralized environment.• Specific operational experience with social development programs including Community Driven Development, gender, and social inclusion an advantage. • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and team skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find balanced solutions to complex development problems, with a strong client focus. • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English essential. • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation of donor-financed and government projects a plus.• Experience working on fragility, conflict, and violence issues desirable. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to exhibit the following core competencies:• Deliver Results for Clients: Proactively addresses client's stated and unstated needs.• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries: Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly received diverse perspectives. • Lead and Innovate: Develops innovative solutions.• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge: Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.• Make Smart Decisions:  Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit:  https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O       ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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